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Digital Wildlife Photography

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ISBN-10: 1554073057

ISBN-13: 9781554073054

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Tipling

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The ultimate reference for aspiring and established natural history photographers. Digital photography has quickly become the norm for all photographers. For those shooting wildlife in particular, it has opened new realms of expression and technique. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is suitable for photographers of all levels of experience and covers all aspects of using digital equipment for wildlife photography. Wildlife photographer David Tipling explains how digital equipment has changed the art of photography and shows how photographers can adapt their craft to exploit this new technology. He guides the reader carefully through every aspect of digital wildlife photography,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 9/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

David Tipling is a well known professional wildlife photographer and birder. He is author of several books and his wildlife photographs have been widely published throughout the world.

Getting Started
Digital capture
What type of camera do I need?
top tips for choosing a DSLR body
how many pixels do I need?
Lens choice
what is a macro lens
alternatives to macro lenses
depth of field problems
macro mode on compacts
Tripods and heads
problems with digiscoping
Mobile phones
Digital film
Digital storage
digital storage in the field
Taking care of your equipment
Taking Pictures
Setting up the DSLR
RAW versus JPEG
white balance
color temperature
color space
noise reduction
f-stops and shutter speeds
understanding exposure: the lens aperture
the camera's shutter speed
sensor sensitivity
Using your camera's different light metering modes
Flash: flash accessories
Field Techniques
Research: getting to know your subjects
wildlife tours
Getting close: approaching on foot
wait and see
using a vehicle as a mobile blind
feeding sites
water attractions
tape-luring and using noises
being invisible
Blinds: setting up blinds (hides)
using the blind
Photographing captive wildlife: birds of prey
game farms
Creative Techniques
Composition: backgrounds
horizontal or vertical
choosing perspective
creative choices with f-stops and shutter speeds
Depth of field
The Digital Darkroom
Color management
Downloading and editing
Working in RAW
RAW converter: color space
image size
bit depth
preview, shadows and highlights
save, open and done
Adobe Lightroom and Aperture
batch processing
Basic Image Adjustment Inside Adobe Photoshop
Cleaning: clone stamp
healing brush and spot healing brush
Exposure adjustments: adjustment layers
shadows and highlights
Image processor
Sharpening the image: unsharp mask
smart sharpen
Image enhancement on a budget
Storage and Backup
Printing and Scanning
Choosing a printer
Printer calibration
Inks and paper
Resolution and print sizing
Examples from the Wild
Brown Bears: Katmai, Alaska
Dolphins: Roatan, Honduras
Mara River crossing: Masai Mara, Kenya
Dippers: Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire, U.K.
Otters: Shetland, Scotland
Bald Eagles: Homer, Alaska
The Business of Wildlife Photography
Choosing a stock agent
Marketing your own work
Useful websites and addresses